Big Batch Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

Happy New Year everyone! My New Year’s resolution this year is to continue cooking healthy meals from scratch for my family. This has always been my intention but as life gets busy sometimes my best intentions are not enough.

Having a plan and planning ahead always helps me to accomplish my goals especially when life gets busy!

We have shared examples of big batch cooking, make a-head meals and meals that freeze well – just check out our recipe section. But my resolution got me thinking about other convenience foods like pancake and biscuit mix – convent but made with all white flour and sometimes ingredients you can’t pronounce. 

There are a lot of advantages to making your own mix. This is a great way to get small children to help in the kitchen or a great job for older kids to do independently. You can choose healthier ingredients like whole grain or whole wheat flour over white and you know exactly what went into the mix. It only takes minutes to make your own mix and then it is ready for when you want to enjoy some delicious, wholesome, made from scratch pancakes. (Next week I will share a biscuit mix recipe)

Make Your Own Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

Whisk together:
10 cups whole wheat flour
2 ½ cups powdered buttermilk (I purchased some at the local bulk store) - you can also use regular powdered milk
½ cup sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
2 ½ teaspoons baking soda

Store in an airtight container (with the directions)

To make pancakes whisk together
1 egg
1 cup water
2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Then add 1 1/3 cups of dry mix.

Mix until just blended and slightly lumpy.

Cook on a preheat non-stick griddle or frying pan. Scoop about ¼ cup of batter on the griddle for each pancake.

Use a spoon or the side of your scoop to gently smooth the batter into a flat circle. Cook for a few minutes until the bottom is golden brown and the edges look dry.

Flip and cook for a couple more minutes until golden brown. Adjust cooking temperature as needed –so you don’t burn the pancakes. Makes 9 pancakes.

Freeze extra pancakes in a stack with parchment paper between each pancake. Reheat in the toaster for quick pancakes during the week.

Occasionally we like to make blueberry or apple cinnamon pancakes.

Blueberry Pancakes
Mix about ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries into the dry mix before adding the wet ingredients. This will help stop the colour of the blueberries from running and turning all the batter blue.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Peel and chop one medium sized apple.
Toss with ½ tsp. cinnamon.

Mix cinnamon apple into the dry mix before adding the wet ingredients. 

Shannon RD